The health industry has grown exponentially to a very basic reason. The more it grows the better are the healthcare facilities in a country and the better is the healthcare facilities the more is the life expectancy of the people in that region. A higher expectancy of life simply means that there are more elderly people in a country i.e. there are more people to take care of. Hence healthcare training programs become very important.
Even more than doctors there is a bulk requirement for limitedly trained nurses. This is due the fact that the bulk of the care taking of the patients is undertaken by the nurses. Doctors can not take up the day to day services of the patient and these are taken up by the nurses. This has led to a demand for licensed vocational nurses.
A LVN assists the doctors in hospitals and also provides medical aids at homes where long term care taking of elderly people is required. Though a vocational nurse cannot do everything that a registered nurse does but for a lot of care taking jobs such as preparing rooms for new patients and giving the patients bath vocational nurses are required.
Though a vocational nurse can not do specialized jobs still she is licensed for phlebotomy i.e. collection of blood samples, administering general injections and taking blood pressures. Most vocational nurses take up specializations in their fields of liking after a few years of experience.
A job of a LVN is very promising as they receive high pays than people employed in other sectors with the same skills and generally also receive all other privileges that other trained medical workers receive. Moreover there is always a scope of earning more. In some cases astonishingly vocational nurses earn even more than RN’s.
Some vocational nurses may also receive specialization in the technical fields such as ultrasound sonography. This increases their pays by leaps and bounds. After getting any such specialization they easily reduce their workloads of taking care of patients and still earn much more.
This also provides them with chances to receive accreditation of a registered nurse very easily just on the basis of a few years of experience and without any further training. Hence vocational nursing has today become a very much in demand and also a very respectable job. This has led to increase in competition as well. Hence getting a degree from a recognized school is extremely important.